A CalMac ferry that has been out of action since suffering an engine failure in April has returned to service.
The MV Loch Seaforth completed 50 hours of sea trials before returning to its Stornoway/Ullapool route on Monday evening as originally planned and resuming daytime sailings on Tuesday.
The ferry underwent major repairs in Greenock before completing the trials from the town’s James Watt dock.
Its month-long absence meant disruption for several services that will now be able to return to normal.
Among others, the return means that Castlebay-Oban can now recommence on Wednesday with the MV Isle of Lewis and Campbeltown Summer season will start on Thursday with the MV Isle of Arran.
Robert Morrison, operations director of CalMac, said: “We recognise that this has been an extremely challenging time for customers and staff and again apologise for the disruptions over the past few weeks.
“We are looking forward to getting back to operating the normal summer timetable service and to welcoming passengers onto our ferries.”